panel discussion

Replay: Bourbon vs. Tennessee Whiskey: What’s the Difference?

“Jack Daniel’s isn’t bourbon, it’s Tennessee Whiskey!”  Many of us have been taught that, but is it true, or a technicality?  Bourbon vs. Tennessee Whiskey: What’s the difference?

In this panel Camper English, creator of, Lew Bryson, Senior Drinks Writer for the Daily Beast, and Brian Haara, author of Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America, will explore:

  • Does charcoal filtering disqualify Tennessee whiskey from being bourbon? 
  • The legal differences between the two categories
  • Their historical development
  • Current flavor profiles

We’ll also have a live Q&A so you can engage directly with our expert panel during the event 

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Camper English, Founder of
Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer and educator who has contributed to publications including Popular Science, Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, Drinks International, and many more. He is the pioneer of the "directional freezing" technique to make perfectly clear ice that is used around the world. Camper is a judge of the SF World Spirits Competition, a former World's 50 Best Bars polling coordinator, and the founder/writer of,, and his main website He has been voted one of the 100 most influential figures in the global bar industry all three years of Drinks International's Bar World 100 list.
Special Guests:
Brian Haara
Brian Haara is author of Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America and the popular bourbon blog, Sipp'n Corn®. Brian is an attorney in the birthplace of bourbon who found a way to combine his passions for law, bourbon, and history with dusty bourbon stories that play out better than fiction. Featured at the Frazier History Museum, Bourbon & Beyond, and the Kentucky Book Festival, Brian also presents bourbon seminars and guided tastings across the country.
Lew Bryson
Lew Bryson has been writing about beer and spirits full-time since 1995. He was the managing editor of Whisky Advocate for 20 years and is currently a Senior Drinks Writer for the Daily Beast and a columnist for Craft Spirits Magazine.  Bryson is the author of Tasting Whiskey (Storey Publishing, 2014), a broad survey of the whiskeys of the world, their history and manufacture; and Whiskey Master Class (Harvard Common Press, 2020), a deep dive on all aspects of whiskey flavor creation.